Seventeen Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and…
Robert Connolly is an acclaimed Australian screen producer, director and writer. His recent film The Dry was a critical and commercial success and the sequel Force of Nature is being released in 2024. His most recent feature film, Blueback, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and played the Sundance Film Festival.
Robert’s other feature film credits include The Bank, Three Dollars, Balibo, Underground: The Julian Assange Story and Paper Planes. He has worked with international and Australian casts that include Oscar Isaac, Eric Bana and Mia Wasikowska.
On television, Robert was one of the featured directors of the International Emmy nominated limited series The Slap, with other credits including Barracuda for NBC Universal, and the political thriller Deep State for the Fox Network Group.
Through his Australian production company Arenamedia, Robert recently produced, together with Piers Tempest and David Barron, Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut Emily starring Emma Mackey, which premiered at TIFF, and the award-winning debut feature from filmmaker Jub Clerc Sweet As. Robert has also produced the films The Boys and Romulus, My Father, as well as The Turning, an acclaimed innovative feature film starring Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Rose Byrne.
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